Dangerous Liaisons

20 Aug - 19 Sep 2020

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Dancers: Principal Allister Madin, Caroline Wiley, Soloist Sara Garbowski. Image credit: Ross Brown

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Rich, idle and cruel, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil delight in the corruption of virtue. For them, there is no love, only malicious pleasure in crushing youthful dreams of romance and humiliating the innocent in a corrupt and wicked game. With players such as these, lovers beware!

The award-winning Colombian-Belgian Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa, one of today’s most in-demand choreographers, will give sensual life to the compelling darkness of Leclos’ celebrated Les Liaisons Dangereuses onstage, delving deeply into the pleasurable manipulations, seductions and depravities of the notorious novel. Patricia Barker has been following her career for many years and is delighted to have commissioned her to create this new full-length ballet.

We are thrilled to welcome Annabelle, creator of scintillating works for English National Ballet, New York City Ballet, the Ballet Naçional de Cuba, Pennsylvania Ballet, Scottish Ballet and Ballet Black and many more, to make her first ballet for the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Joining her in creation is Tatyana van Walsum, whose stylised designs will evoke the excesses of pre-Revolutionary France.

Dangerous Liaisons’ tangled web of manipulation, seduction and betrayal is as compelling now as 250 years ago. Book now for 2020’s hottest ticket to the ballet.

 

Dangerous Liaisons is recommended for children 12 years and over. 

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Dates and times


Wellington, 20 August - 23 August

Opera House


Thursday 20th August 7:30pm
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Friday 21st August 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 22nd August 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 22nd August 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Sunday 23rd August 3:00pm
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Christchurch, 28 August - 29 August

Isaac Theatre Royal - Booking for individual performances opens 19 Nov


Friday 28th August 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 29th August 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 29th August 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Dunedin, 05 September

Regent Theatre


Saturday 5th September 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Palmerston North, 09 September

Regent on Broadway


Wednesday 9th September 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk and Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Napier, 12 September - 13 September

Municipal Theatre


Saturday 12th September 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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Sunday 13th September 1:30pm
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Auckland, 17 September - 19 September

Aotea Centre


Thursday 17th September 7:30pm
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Friday 18th September 7:30pm Pre-Performance Talk
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Saturday 19th September 1:30pm Post-Matinee Q+A
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Saturday 19th September 7:30pm Warm Up, Curtain Up
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$47 - 130

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Credits


Choreography

Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa

Music

Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Josef Haydn, Luigi Boccherini, Gÿorgy Ligeti, Almar Kok, Clara Bovenberg

Design

Tatyana van Walsum

Lighting Design

Michael Mazzola

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